'Overbroad' $1M Deal For Job Seekers, Screening Co. Nixed

Law360, Los Angeles (October 18, 2016, 5:15 PM EDT) -- A class of job seekers and background check company S2Verify must go back to the drawing board over their proposed $1 million settlement to close a Fair Credit Reporting Act case because it is “overbroad,” a California federal judge said Monday.

S2Verify, which handles employment screening, and the job seekers, who had reports run by the company, had submitted a proposed settlement for almost $1.1 million that would provide a flat $250 award for each class member.

But U.S. District Judge William Alsup said that the release of claims in the proposed agreement isn’t exactly the same as those in the...

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